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Wood ID Help Please

by splintergroup
posted 09-08-2016 01:10 PM


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#1 posted 09-08-2016 02:43 PM

looks like african mahogany

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#2 posted 09-08-2016 02:48 PM

I´d 2nd Joe; A species of Mahogany: http://www.wood-database.com/african-mahogany/

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#3 posted 09-08-2016 03:36 PM

Thanks guys!

I don’t think it is Mahogany, no open pores, grain just isn’t right. My guess is some South American species.

Anyway, I’ll peruse the data base some more.

Thanks again!

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#4 posted 09-08-2016 03:44 PM

Jatoba might be a possibility.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#5 posted 09-08-2016 03:50 PM

I’m with JayT ^

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#6 posted 09-08-2016 04:32 PM

I have a largish block of Jatoba, it is much darker and the grain is less pronounced, much more pores exposed as well. That goes on to say that there is a large variance in appearance tree to tree 8^)

Here are a few macro shots and perhaps a better wide angle.

Thanks again!

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#7 posted 09-08-2016 04:59 PM



I have a largish block of Jatoba, it is much darker and the grain is less pronounced, much more pores exposed as well. That goes on to say that there is a large variance in appearance tree to tree 8^)

- splintergroup

Yes, I have some jatoba that is a bit lighter in color and the graining is not very pronounced, as well, but I’ve been looking for some more and have seen some from reputable suppliers where the grain much more visible, such as this piece that Bell Forest Products has listed for sale.

I think is has a lot to do with where the tree grew, but just wanted to throw it out as a possibility.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#8 posted 09-08-2016 05:03 PM

Thanks JayT, now that reference looks a lot closer!

I looked at my Jatoba block and the mystery wood side by side. The end grain is similar, but the color is way lighter and redder. My block also does not have that grout ring grain that is widely spaced in the mystery wood (both pieces are flat sawn).

Another data point, density is .725 (grams/cc which fits right in with listed specs for Jatoba)

I had an older post trying to identify my block, the density of that piece was 1.1. Maybe my “reference” is really Ipe???

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#9 posted 09-08-2016 10:23 PM

There are only a few woods that sink. Ipe is one of them. Cumaru is a lookalike. The list isn’t more than a dozen or so.

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